18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
2
Sasebo
— 2 nights
3
Fukuoka
— 10 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights

2
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, examine the collection at Dejima, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Miura Tamaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Megane Bridge, contemplate the long history of Shinchi Chinatown, then look for gifts at Tegamiya, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nagasaki holiday maker app.

Fukuoka to Nagasaki is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. September in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. You will leave for Sasebo on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

2
nights
Sasebo

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Huis Ten Bosch. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Kujuku Island, head off the coast to Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort, and then meet the residents at Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sasebo road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Sasebo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Sasebo

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort ©
Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara ©
Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara

10
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Get out of town with these interesting Fukuoka side-trips: Kitakyushu (Shirasu Lighthouse, Kokura Castle, &more), Shimonoseki (Kanmon Bridge, Kanmon Tunnel for Humans (Shimonoseki Side), &more) and Yoshinogari Historical Park (in Yoshinogari-cho). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, don't miss a visit to Fukuoka Tower, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sasebo to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kitakyushu, Dazaifu, Shimonoseki, Yoshinogari Historical Park, Shimetetsudo Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Hakata Station ©
Hakata Station

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and then take in the pleasant sights at Yogaisan.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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